Train Rides

DLW-painted 663 locomotive at station stop
DL&W-painted diesel locomotives pose for photos at a Steamtown NHS excursion station stop.

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2017 Season

Steamtown's short train rides and excursions are available seasonally. Important note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, NONE of our 2017 train rides are handicap/wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Train reservations for remaining "Holiday Express" rides may still be available; phone 570-340-5204, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily for info. Sorry, internet and/or email sales are NOT available. The 2017 excursion season ends on Sunday, November 27 and the 2018 season is expected to begin late Spring/early Summer.

Visitors hoping to vist the short train ride ("Scranton Limited") on select weekdays are strongly encouraged to contact the park at 570-340-5204 between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at least one day prior to your visit. The short train ride season ended on Sunday, November 12. The 2018 short train rides are expected to begin in late Spring.

When operational, the "Scranton Limited" short train rides depart from the park's Museum Core Complex. This train ride encompasses a 3-mile, 30-minute round trip through the rail yards that crosses the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel (former DL&W Railroad passenger station and offices), before stopping near the University of Scranton and beginning its return to the roundhouse boarding area. For the ride schedule, check our Monthly Scheduled Programs to verify operating days and times prior to your visit. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)

On some Sundays, the "Scranton Limited" will transform into the "Nay Aug Gorge Limited." This expanded ride will travel a bit further east along the former Pocono Mainline to the 755-foot Nay Aug Tunnel. Each trip will also feature an interpretive program by a park ranger or volunteer, and a brief stop above Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL which is located inside the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park and the adjacent Everhart Museum.

The cost for both the "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Gorge Limited" short train rides is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older; the park does not charge an entrance fee. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)



All 2017 "Holiday Express" excursions are "sold out" effective Monday, November 13. Watch for us again in 2018!
Refund Policy

In the event you miss your Short Train Ride (yard shuttle), we can put you on the next shuttle as long as the train is not sold out or was the last train of the day.

If you miss the train for a special event or excursion program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you miss the return ride from a special event or excursion program, you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.

Last updated: November 13, 2017

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150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


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